Scott Air Force Base Area Apartment Housing(hide military information)
Built in 1917, Scott Air Force Base is home to the 375th Air Mobility Wing. Scott AFB’s primary mission is global mobility, and the base commands and controls US military logistics for air, land, and sea. The base is named for Corporal Frank S. Scott, who died in 1912 as the first enlisted member to be killed in an aircraft accident.
Scott AFB is located about 16 miles east of Belleville, Illinois. Belleville is a picturesque little city that was founded in 1814 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For those looking for an apartment to rent near Scott AFB, Belleville is a great choice. It is an artistic city with one of the best fine arts shows in the nation, Art on the Square.
St. Louis, Missouri is roughly 22 miles northwest of Scott AFB. An iconic Midwestern city, St. Louis features a wide variety of free activities for residents and visitors – second only to Washington, DC. St. Louis offers a dynamic downtown, great museums, sports venues, art galleries, parks, and the famous St. Louis Zoo.
The St. Louis MetroLink rail station connects downtown St. Louis to Scott AFB with direct trains on the Red Line, making it a breeze to get from your St. Louis apartment to Scott AFB quickly and easily. The Metrolink also connects Scott AFB with several other suburban communities within St. Clair County.